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efface - rub out; remove the surface of
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology